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Underframe Overhaul
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During February and March 2011 work was carried out on one of the bogies while 169 was in the Swindon Shed at Williton.

Preparing to lift the underframe clear.

Preparing to use the crane to lift the underframe clear of the bogie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disconnected ready for lifting.

Looking underneath with brake rodding disconnected ready for the pin to be lifted clear.

Centre casting pin lifting clear of the bogie.

The centre casting pin is nearly clear of the bogies - this pin is the connection between vehicle and bogie

for braking etc.

Centre casting.

The centre casting.

Centre casting in place.

The draw hook is also connected to the centre casting by the rod seen here passing through part of the underframe.

 

Bogie clear, part repainted in primer.

The bogie run out clear repainting has started.

Refurbished hangers waiting reinstalation.

Parts of the brake rigging refurbished and ready to be refitted.

Brake gear ready for refitting.

Brake components ready for refitting to the bogie.

Refitting and repainting in progess.

Refitting and repainting well advanced.

Photos Ian Grady and Brian Hart.

 

 

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